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Ashley is a town in Indiana located on the border of Smithfield Township, DeKalb County and Steuben Township, Steuben County. The population was 983 at the 2010 census.

Ashley, Indiana
Entering Ashley on U.S. Route 6
Entering Ashley on U.S. Route 6
Location of Ashley in DeKalb County and Steuben County, Indiana.
Location of Ashley in DeKalb County and Steuben County, Indiana.
Ashley is located in Indiana
Ashley
Ashley
Location in Indiana
Ashley is located in the United States
Ashley
Ashley
Ashley (the United States)
Ashley is located in North America
Ashley
Ashley
Ashley (North America)
Coordinates: 41°31′34″N 85°3′53″W / 41.52611°N 85.06472°W / 41.52611; -85.06472Coordinates: 41°31′34″N 85°3′53″W / 41.52611°N 85.06472°W / 41.52611; -85.06472
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountiesDeKalb, Steuben
TownshipsSmithfield, Steuben
Area
 • Total1.76 sq mi (4.55 km2)
 • Land1.76 sq mi (4.55 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,001 ft (305 m)
Population
 • Total983
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
971
 • Density552.33/sq mi (213.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
46705
Area code260
FIPS code[2][5]18-02458
GNIS ID[2][5]430312
Websitewww.ashley.in.gov

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HistoryEdit

Ashley was platted in 1892 when the Wabash Railroad was extended to that point.[6] That year, a post office was established, and it is still currently in operation.[7]

GeographyEdit

Ashley is located at 41°31′34″N 85°3′53″W / 41.52611°N 85.06472°W / 41.52611; -85.06472 (41.52611000000000000000, -85.064672).[8]

According to the 2010 census, Ashley has a total area of 1.81 square miles (4.69 km2), all land.[9]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
19001,040
1910639−38.6%
1920618−3.3%
19306230.8%
19406758.3%
19506800.7%
19607216.0%
19707210.0%
198084116.6%
1990767−8.8%
20001,01031.7%
2010983−2.7%
Est. 2016971[4]−1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 census,[3] there were 983 people, 378 households, and 255 families residing in the town. The population density was 543.1 inhabitants per square mile (209.7/km2). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 248.6 per square mile (96.0/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 95.6% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.

There were 378 households of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the town was 34 years. 30.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 10.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

2000 censusEdit

As of the 2000 census,[11] there were 1,010 people, 409 households and 254 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,251.5 people per square mile (481.4/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 557.6 per square mile (214.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.52% White, 0.40% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.99% of the population.

There were 409 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the town, the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,893, and the median income for a family was $42,841. Males had a median income of $32,833 versus $23,208 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,922. About 10.2% of families and 12.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

 
Aerial photo of Ashley, 2012
  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Feature ID 430312". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: Indiana". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  6. ^ History of Dekalb County, Indiana. B.F. Bowen & Co. 1914. p. 177.
  7. ^ "Steuben County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-13.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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